Driving Psychology and the Environment Course

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June 2024

Code Date Duration Location Fee Action
DPE012 24 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024 5 days Nakuru, Kenya KES 84,000 | $1,100 Register
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June 2024

24 Jun - 28 Jun 2024
5 days
KES 84,000 $1,100
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Driving behavior is influenced by various psychological factors, as well as the surrounding environment. Understanding the interplay between psychology and the environment is essential for promoting safe and responsible driving practices. This course explores the psychological principles underlying driving behavior and how environmental factors impact driver decision-making and performance. Through a combination of theoretical lectures, case studies, interactive discussions, and practical exercises, participants will gain insight into the psychological aspects of driving and learn strategies for promoting safer driving habits and environmental sustainability. By the end of the course, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complex interactions between psychology and the driving environment.

Target Audience:

Driving Instructors, Behavioral Psychologists, Fleet Managers, Safety Educators, and individuals interested in understanding the psychological aspects of driving behavior, environmental factors, and their impact on road safety.


5 days

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Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the psychological factors influencing driving behavior.
  • Recognize the impact of environmental factors on driver decision-making and performance.
  • Apply psychological principles to promote safer driving habits and behavior.
  • Identify strategies for mitigating the negative effects of stress and emotions on driving.
  • Develop awareness of environmental issues related to driving and transportation.
  • Implement eco-friendly driving practices to reduce environmental impact.
  • Analyze case studies and real-life scenarios to understand the interaction between psychology and the driving environment.
  • Promote a culture of responsible driving and environmental sustainability within their communities.
  • Develop personal strategies for managing distractions and maintaining focus while driving.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to address psychological and environmental challenges in driving.

Course Modules:

Module 1: Introduction to Driving Psychology

  • Overview of driving psychology: Understanding human behavior behind the wheel
  • Psychological factors influencing driving behavior: Perception, cognition, and emotion
  • Theories of driver decision-making and risk perception
  • Psychological aspects of driver distraction and inattention
  • Stress and its impact on driving performance
  • Practical exercises: Self-assessment of psychological factors affecting driving behavior

Module 2: Environmental Factors in Driving

  • Understanding the impact of the driving environment on behavior
  • Environmental stressors and their influence on driver decision-making
  • Case studies: Analyzing the effects of environmental factors on driving behavior
  • Road design and its impact on driver behavior and safety
  • Weather conditions and their effects on driving performance
  • Practical exercises: Simulated driving scenarios in different environmental conditions

Module 3: Psychological Strategies for Safer Driving

  • Coping with stress and emotions while driving
  • Techniques for managing anger and road rage
  • Developing resilience and adaptability as a driver
  • Cognitive-behavioral strategies for promoting safer driving habits
  • Mindfulness and its application to driving
  • Practical exercises: Relaxation and stress management techniques for drivers

Module 4: Environmental Sustainability in Driving

  • Understanding the environmental impact of driving and transportation
  • Eco-friendly driving practices: Fuel efficiency, vehicle maintenance, and trip planning
  • Promoting sustainable transportation options: Public transit, cycling, and carpooling
  • Analyzing the carbon footprint of driving and transportation
  • Case studies: Innovative approaches to reducing environmental impact in transportation
  • Practical exercises: Eco-driving simulations and fuel efficiency challenges

Module 5: Promoting Responsible Driving and Environmental Awareness

  • Strategies for promoting responsible driving behavior in communities
  • Educating drivers on the importance of environmental sustainability
  • Collaborating with stakeholders to address psychological and environmental challenges in driving
  • Review of course materials and key takeaways
  • Developing a personal action plan for promoting responsible driving and environmental awareness

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